Monthly Archive: August 2016

Greener gadgets

Greener Gadgets and Reducing Electronics Environmental Impact

Introduction A UN report in 2014 says that we threw away more than 41 million tons of electronics waste – in the form of notebooks, monitors, phones – with the USA and China accounting for 32% of that total. Some of that waste contains toxic chemicals such as cadmium, mercury,...

DIY security system

How to create your own home DIY security system?

With a little bit of effort you can use the new smart home technology on the market to create your own home DIY security system. In this article we are going to have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of creating your own home DIY security system versus using traditional...

Parental Controls

Simplifying Parental Controls for the Multiple Device Home

Recently, we introduced a number of new updates for our Wi-Fi and smart home hub platform. These updates: simplify setting up parental controls for the multiple device home, increase your ability to manage your Wi-Fi users and also enable you to better remotely control your smart home. Through the Almond...

Home Insurance and IoT

How Insurers must Better Utilize IoT to Boost Profitability

Introduction For home insurers IoT brings tremendous challenges, and opportunities. It brings the opportunity to: reduce claims, predict premiums more accurately, and build better relationships with homeowners. But it also lowers demand for insurance as IoT devices make houses safer reducing the need for insurance. Home insurers will need to go beyond...

replace your ISP modem

How and Why You Should Replace Your ISP’s Router or Modem

With a little effort, you can replace your ISP modem – Comcast, AT&T, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and Charter Spectrum, among others. Below we will explain the benefits and drawbacks. But firstly let’s quickly explain what exactly you have got from your ISP so you can better understand your...